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RE: User agent support of SUMMARY attribute in tables

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 13:56:59 -0000
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D02879431@EDUC_MXS>
To: W3c-Wai-Ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> the difference here is that while alt="" shows nothing, 
> summary="" will
> still say summary.

I hadn't realised that. That would annoy the hell out of me given the
prevalence of pages using layout tables. I retract my original preferred
solution and say screw Bobby and go for not including a summary. The point
here is not to satisfy someone's idea of what constitutes an accessible page
(e.g achieving Bobby compliance) and actually create a page that works for
people. I nearly wrote a ranting response yesterday along the lines of a
guideline being just that and not getting caught up in the rigidity of
satisfying validation tools but thought better of it....maybe I should have
:-) That's my two pennies for today (and I fully expect to get semi-flamed
for this)


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